it is always nice to say “I told you so” even when it irritates those listening to have to hear it. I apologize in advance for this is one of these moment. But the first story I saw today, was one that i went on a limb to state and took flack for. It has now come to pass.
in what now seems like a previous lifetime, when there actually were Conservatives on the blog circuit, I stated that teeming up with the Chinese was our solution to stabalizing and getting out of Iraq. I made the point that we’d lost the right to develop all of Iraq’s oil and would never get it being the oppressor; we should use a third party as a front, and partner with them to at least get some access.
The oil barons all cried traitor…
Lol. Well, today Reuters broke the story that Exxon was partnering with PetroChina to develop one of the massive oil fields near Basra. As an aside to that story, it mentions that one of Iraq’s targets is to be outproducing Saudi Arabia by 2020.
it is always nice to always be right. :) But just imagine if we’d done it back in 2007.